Third child dies of flu complications in Wisconsin

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FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Health officials say another child has died of flu complications in Wisconsin, the third pediatric death in the state this season.

The Milwaukee Health Department says it’s the first child to die of the flu in the city since the season began Oct. 1. There have been 400 people hospitalized.

Health commissioner Jeanette Kowalik says it’s not too late to get a flu shot. She encourages everyone over 6 months to get vaccinated.

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